I've had a change of heart regarding PE!
I haven’t posted for a while now. I used to be very enthusiastic about PE but have had a change of heart.
I just posted in a urology forum, hoping for some advice. Thought I may as well post it here. If anyone wants to comment, please feel free.
PS, I don’t intend to offend the pumpers here at Thunders, but I thought I might as well share my point of view.
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Penis pumping caused sensitivity loss - can it recover?
OK, so I got caught up it the hype - Penis Pumping will result in a larger, stronger penis!
If I could reverse the clock I would certainly not have bought the pump, or started to read the penis enlargement forums which encourage the use of pumps! I now realize that what you risk losing is just not worth it!
So far I’ve been to my doctor and a urologist and both seem to suggest this is a psychological issue, in fact I’ve also been to a ‘phyco sexual clinic’ where the emphasis is also on psycho issues. I’ve had all the blood tests done and everything checks out as OK.
But I’m 99% sure my problem has been caused by the penis pump. I know what I did to myself, and it’s not easy explaining this to the doctor.
I’ve always had a high sex drive since since becoming sexually aware/active as a young teen. I’m now 39. About 2 years ago I started to do penis enlargement exercises, jelqing, stretching exercises etc. As well as this I bought a penis extender device. The info on how to apply these techniques I got from a free forum online.
Since birth I had a slight curvature in my erection which really bothered me, I initially was hoping to correct this.
Anyway for about a year, doing this on and off, I actually had quite positive results. I did lessen the curve, as well as increasing the size and quality of my erections. During this period my libido/sex drive and sensitivity all remained pretty high. But I guess I got hooked.
I then started to look at penis pumps, started reading the hype. Eventually I bought one online. I purchased a device with a pressure gage as I wanted to use it in a ‘safe’ manner. ie not pumping too high - I also wanted to keep the time when in the pump down so as not to cause any tissue damage due to oxygen deprivation.
So I started using the pump, for about say 3 or 4 times a week, at say 4 sets of 3-4 mins at less than 5hg pressure. I thought this was moderate and safe. So no catastrophic injuries. I must have used the pump for a period of say 6 months or so. On the odd occasion I would push my limits to a degree.
Then I started to notice a lessening of my penile sensitivity. I guess I didn’t realize the warning signs and continued to use the pump. Until I realized that there was a very significant problem, and I connected this with the pump. I stopped using it.
This was about 8 - 10 months ago. I also ceased all other ‘penile’ exercises.
So here’s my problem. I no longer find myself becoming sexually aroused spontaneously. Any stimulation which would normally initiate a response now has very little effect. Before I would feel the need to be sexually active maybe every 3 or 4 days, now nothing. In fact I feel I could abstain totally with no desire at all.
I no longer have the intense erogenous sensations I used to have. But I can still become erect, mostly with mental stimulus. I can also ejaculate, but the intensity is gone. I’ve also become prone to premature ejaculation. So basically the sensitivity which used to be there which was a major driving force for me has gone. I’m struggling to find any sexual satisfaction.
I have been very upset about this, feeling quite depressed. I’ve also been feeling that my future has a bleak outlook. I’m finding the memories of how great sex was are fading, and I feel I’m becoming resigned to the fact that I’ll never be the same man I was before this happened to me. And the crazy thing is it is all self inflicted. I hold on to the hope that I will regain my sensitivity in time.
So I hope whoever reads this takes this on board as a warning… stay away from penis pumps! It just not worth the potential loss. Or at least be aware of the risks.
So on to my question…
I’ve scoured the web looking for information on this kind of damage, and there’s many references to penis pumps causing nerve damage and penis desensitizing. But nowhere can I find any hope that this can recover in time. I’ve read that if a nerve is only bruised and not lacerated in time (possibly over a year) it can recover. But can damage to nerves due to vacuum/pressure damage recover? Does anyone actually know what can happen to nerves when pumping?
I need something to hope for.
However… in saying all the above, is it possible that it COULD be all in my head? If a man thinks he has damage with regards to penile sensitivity, could it cause a physical ‘shutting down’ of the normal penis - to - brain connection? I can still feel touch, but I can’t feel pleasure.
I hope someone can take the time to respond to my message, and I thank you in advance.
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For me PE actually worked! It straightened my unit, increased the length and the girth. But now I fear the price was just too high.